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Every summer, Michael goes to stay with his cousins at their farm on the Welsh coast. And every year, he swims with seals, watches killer whales and porpoises – and listens to his old grandfather’s stories. Tales of blood-red dragons that sleep in hidden coves on Whaletooth Beach, of shipwrecks and an old Russian sea captain, and of the giant Sandman and his turtles, who fell asleep and turned to rocks out in the bay. Michael doesn’t really believe that the stories are true. But when the Sandman comes to life, Michael and his cousins are in for a truly magical adventure…

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Egmont Books Ltd

Date published

September 4th, 2006

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.6; Middle years; 2.0 points

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  • 96 pages



Michael Morpurgo

8025 morpurgo 206731


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  1. Pearl 113298

    on 8 March 2013


  2. Clarice thumb 136

    on 2 August 2011

    Interesting however, it is not as good as Kensuke’s Kingdom.

    3out of 5
  3. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 4 March 2011

    I have not apeared to of read this book but seems like its EDUCATIONAL about turtles!!